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Governor Macquarie Tower | Sydney | New South Wales | 2000 | Australia

MinterEllison's Overview

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices.

Our success has been driven by the vision of our partners, the in-depth industry expertise of our lawyers, and our commitment to work closely with clients to deliver seamless service wherever they need us.

We understand the challenges that businesses operating in a globalised marketplace face, and offer clients services that are multi-disciplinary and industry facing. Our deep understanding of how business is conducted in our region, local language skills, and proven track record for delivering outstanding work mean that clients access local experience and expertise that is informed by an international perspective.

MinterEllison's large and diverse client base includes blue-chip public and private companies, leading multinationals operating in the region, global financial institutions, government organisations and state-owned entities.

Our strong technical skills, underpinned by the ability to deliver commercially practical solutions that assist clients to achieve their business goals and objectives, have led to our firm's involvement in some of the Asia Pacific's most innovative and high-profile transactions.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1865
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 15
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 890


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Advertising
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Appraisals
  • Business Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consumer Law
  • Controlled Substances
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Credit
  • Customs
  • Discrimination
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Distributorship Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Fraud
  • Gaming Law
  • General Practice
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Import/Export
  • Industrial Relations
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Investigation Services
  • Investment Services
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Labor Relations
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Local, Municipal and State Law
  • Marketing
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medicine
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Native Peoples
  • Natural Resources
  • Patents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Political Law
  • Privacy
  • Private Equity
  • Privatization
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Project Financing
  • Property Management
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Research and Development
  • Risk Management
  • Science and Technology
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism & Leisure
  • Trade and Customs
  • Trade Investment
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Workers Compensation


Simon Ball

Simon BallPartner

Karl Blake

Karl BlakePartner

Chris Carr

Chris CarrPartner

Bryn Davis

Bryn DavisPartner

Tony Dhar

Tony DharPartner

Eve Eisman

Eve EismanPartner

John Elias

John EliasPartner

Jim Fox

Jim FoxPartner

Rhys Guild

Rhys GuildPartner

Alan Kenworthy

Alan KenworthyPartner, MinterEllison Revenue Group

Ben Liu

Ben LiuPartner

James Mok

James MokPartner

Lisa Ridd

Lisa RiddPartner

John Riley

John RileyPartner

Glen Sauer

Glen SauerPartner

Tom Shon

Tom ShonPartner

Chern Tan

Chern TanPartner

Glen Ward

Glen WardPartner

Tim Watkin

Tim WatkinPartner

Peter Wood

Peter WoodPartner

Of Counsel

Farzeen Anwar

Farzeen AnwarSpecial Counsel

Thomas Arnold

Thomas ArnoldSpecial Counsel

Julia Avis

Julia AvisSpecial Counsel

Sarah Barker

Sarah BarkerSpecial Counsel

Garry Beath

Garry BeathSenior Tax Counsel

Noelia Boscana

Noelia BoscanaSpecial Counsel

Sean Bradley

Sean BradleySpecial Counsel

Andrew Bradley

Andrew BradleySpecial Counsel

Richard Campbell

Richard CampbellSpecial Counsel

John Carey

John CareySpecial Counsel

Taline Chater

Taline ChaterSpecial Counsel

Caitlin Chiu

Caitlin ChiuSpecial Counsel

Gary Choy

Gary ChoySpecial Counsel

Nicola Clayton

Nicola ClaytonSpecial Counsel

Robyn Coote

Robyn CooteSpecial Counsel

Jenny Cox

Jenny CoxSpecial Counsel

Barbara de Brouwer

Barbara de BrouwerSpecial Counsel

Siobhan Doherty

Siobhan DohertySpecial Counsel

Renee Doyle

Renee DoyleSpecial Counsel

Eliza Evans

Eliza EvansSpecial Counsel

James Flowers

James FlowersSpecial Counsel

Martin Gannoni

Martin GannoniSpecial Counsel

Belinda Harding

Belinda HardingSpecial Counsel

Rachel Hill

Rachel HillSpecial Counsel

Stephen Jones

Stephen JonesSpecial Counsel

Jonathan Kelp

Jonathan KelpSpecial Counsel

Paul King

Paul KingSenior Tax Counsel

Nick King

Nick KingSpecial Counsel

Mariana Kolaroski

Mariana KolaroskiSpecial Counsel

Alice Langham

Alice LanghamSpecial Counsel

Sarah Lark

Sarah LarkSpecial Counsel

Fiona Lewis

Fiona LewisSpecial Counsel

Cynthia Li

Cynthia LiSpecial Counsel

Nick Martin

Nick MartinSpecial Counsel

Rachel McNaught

Rachel McNaughtSpecial Counsel

Zeina Milicevic

Zeina MilicevicSpecial Counsel

Rimma Miller

Rimma MillerSpecial Counsel

Matthew Missaghi

Matthew MissaghiSpecial Counsel

Joanne Moore

Joanne MooreSpecial Counsel

David Morfesi

David MorfesiSpecial Counsel

Brendan Murray

Brendan MurraySpecial Counsel

Kathleen Ng

Kathleen NgSpecial Counsel

Miranda Noble

Miranda NobleSpecial Counsel

Mark O'Sullivan

Mark O'SullivanSpecial Counsel

Julian Pinder

Julian PinderSpecial Counsel

Raffaela Pisano

Raffaela PisanoSpecial Counsel

Kate Plowman

Kate PlowmanSpecial Counsel

Tim Poisel

Tim PoiselSpecial Counsel

Kiri Purdy

Kiri PurdySpecial Counsel

Nicole Reid

Nicole ReidSpecial Counsel

Jane Salveson

Jane SalvesonSpecial Counsel

Veronica Scott

Veronica ScottSpecial Counsel

Sarah Shaw

Sarah ShawSpecial Counsel

Caroline Slade

Caroline SladeSpecial Counsel

Daniel Slater

Daniel SlaterSpecial Counsel

Amy Southwell

Amy SouthwellSpecial Counsel

Jane Spencer

Jane SpencerSpecial Counsel

Keith Tan

Keith TanSpecial Counsel

Ker Wei Tiam

Ker Wei TiamSpecial Counsel

Phillip Turner

Phillip TurnerSpecial Counsel

Liz Von Muenster

Liz Von MuensterSpecial Counsel

Olivia Warwick

Olivia WarwickSpecial Counsel

Kate Watts

Kate WattsSpecial Counsel

Geraldine Williams

Geraldine WilliamsSpecial Counsel

Henry Wong

Henry WongSpecial Counsel

Martin Wright

Martin WrightSpecial Counsel

Andrew Wright

Andrew WrightSpecial Counsel

Robert Yunan

Robert YunanSpecial Counsel


Don Clarke

Don ClarkeConsultant

Stephen Craike

Stephen CraikeExecutive Director ITNewcom

Ian Davis

Ian DavisConsultant

Kim Gordon

Kim GordonExecutive Director ITNewcom

Alex Halliday

Alex HallidaySenior Consultant

Tony Harrington AM

Tony Harrington AMChief Executive

Anton Hermann

Anton HermannDirector Pro Bono and Community Investment

Amanda Johns

Amanda JohnsSpecialist Consultant

Simon Lewis

Simon LewisExecutive Director ITNewcom

Don MacCallum

Don MacCallumConsultant

Lindsay Powers

Lindsay PowersSenior Legal Consultant

Sue Quill

Sue QuillConsultant

Kathryn Rigney

Kathryn RigneyConsultant

Mike Schubert

Mike SchubertCEO MinterEllison Rudd Watts

Mike Schubert

Mike SchubertCEO MinterEllison Rudd Watts

Mike Schubert

Mike SchubertCEO MinterEllison Rudd Watts

Mike Schubert

Mike SchubertCEO MinterEllison Rudd Watts

Mike Schubert

Mike SchubertCEO MinterEllison Rudd Watts

Claire Tait

Claire TaitConsultant

Richard West

Richard WestConsultant

Janet Young

Janet YoungChief Operating Officer

Sonia Webster

Sonia WebsterAssociate Director


Consultation on a Proposed Model to Extend Unfair Contract Terms (UCT) Protections to Insurance Contracts - Australia
MinterEllison, July 2018

Earlier this year, the government released a proposal paper: Extending Unfair Contract Terms Protections to Insurance Contracts outlining a model to extend unfair contract term (UCT) provisions to insurance contracts regulated under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (IC Act) for consultation. The consultation period closes on 27 July. A high level summary of the proposed model is below. On 27 June, the government released a proposal paper: Extending Unfair Contract Terms Protections to Insurance Contracts outlining a model to extend unfair contract term (UCT) provisions to insurance contracts regulated under the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cth) (IC Act) for consultation...

Australian Life Sciences and Biotech - Key Themes and Trends
MinterEllison, July 2018

The Australian life sciences and biotech sector is likely to continue its resurgence over the next twelve months, with global trends driving strong M&A activity in life sciences and biotech M&A. We have identified 6 key themes for activity in this sector. Three Key Opportunities Demographic Trend According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, healthcare expenditure in Australia is growing faster than population growth and GDP growth. Further, data obtained from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) has revealed that during the period 2013 to 2015, the number of subsidised prescriptions in Australia rose by 1...

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MinterEllison wins prestigious AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Award for second consecutive year
MinterEllison, May 2018

Announced at a gala dinner in Shanghai on Thursday, 17 May 2018, MinterEllison was awarded the AustCham Westpac Australia China Business Award (ACBA) in the Professional and Business Services Category for the second consecutive year. For 25 years, the AustCham Westpac ACBA's have been recognising Australian and Chinese companies working together in the Greater China region. Finalists in the Professional and Business Services Category included King & Wood Mallesons, Moelis Australia, L.E.K. Consulting, CPA Australia, FCM Travel Solutions and Think China...

MinterEllison advises Bain Capital and Only About Children on acquisition of Little Learning School
MinterEllison, April 2018

MinterEllison advised global private equity leader Bain Capital and childcare operator Only About Children which, prior to the deal, operated 44 campuses across Melbourne and Sydney. US-based Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with over $95 billion in assets under management, has a team of more than 200 professionals investing across asset classes including private equity, public equity and venture capital. The 20 childcare centres, which are located across New South Wales, present new opportunities for Only About Children to bring its trademark quality and holistic approach to childcare to more children in the region...

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